Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, Kaunas

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Learn about traditional rural life in Lithuania at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum. Stretching 175 hectares (432 acres), it is one of the largest museums of its type in Europe and explores the four main ethnographic regions of the country: Aukštaitija, Samogitia, Dzūkija, and Suvalkija. There are about 140 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries grouped into farmsteads, villages, and towns. Inside, the restored interiors and furnishings reflect the popular styles of the time from different social classes. Once you've finished visiting the houses, stroll among the beehives, wells, flower gardens, orchards, and monuments for further insights into the way people lived here. You can approach staff with any questions about Lithuanian customs and culture. You will have to walk a significant distance to experience all the museum has to offer, so wear sensible shoes. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum and many more Kaunas attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kaunas online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Visited recently in a nice sunny day, beautiful autumn foliage. Huge area to cover walking, take a picture of a map after the bridge to make navigation easier. One could also stop at the info point...  more »
  • Interest place for the whole family. A variety of activities can be found for everyone. The museum is located in a very beautiful place  more »
  • So authentic, uncrowded and in top condition...no wonder these buildings have been used in so many recent films. Give yourself plenty of time to walk through all parts of this museum. Every vista...  more »
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